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HOW THE GHOSTLIGHT THEATRE CAME TO BE

The brainchild of tenor Paul Mow, The GhostLight Theatre is a collaboration of local performing artists, business people, arts supporters, and enthusiastic audience members. For years, Paul had a dream for a community-based theatre and, after partnering with Marty Hesse, the dream took form. In 2018, GhostLight Productions, Inc formed, raised capital and purchased an industrial building in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Plans for creating a “black-box"-style theatre started to take shape.

 

The doors opened in 2019 to an exciting inaugural season packed with moving performances, community meetings, fundraisers, and talkbacks. GhostLight also hosted CircEsteem, a Chicago-based kid's summer program...that helps build self-esteem and respect through learning circus-themed arts. 

 

The GhostLight Theatre is honored to be the 2019 recipient of the Golden Acorn Award for Arts and Innovation from the Berrien Community Foundation. 

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Paul Mow

Artistic Director & Co-Founder

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Martha Hesse

Founding Executive Director

& Co-Founder

VISION

To create events where children and adults are more than observers, and become active participants in the creation and exploration of a variety of performance media.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LEADERSHIP TEAMS

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Brett Lutz, President
Roni Buckley, Vice President

Mary Lynn, Secretary

Tim Slatton, Treasurer

Patrick Duffy

Jeff Dunlap

Ben Frey
Chokwe Pitchford

Kristen Wielenga

Donald Dettman
Dottie Gietler
Linda Ickes

Leslie Pickell

Norma Tirado 

Interested in joining one of our leadership teams?